- Drawing effortless arcs, paths, and lines with the Pen tool
- Selectively and dynamically rounding corners
- Drawing complex shapes with round corners
- Bending segments with the Pen tool
- Beveling and enhancing artwork
- Drawing multiple lines at the same time
Skill Level Intermediate
(light music) - Hey gang, this is Deke McClelland. Welcome to this brief, but I hope insightful course in which I show you how to draw not only better, but also faster in Illustrator CC. Up until now, your primary method for drawing in Illustrator has been the Pen tool, so you're routinely faced with the proposition of drawing thousands of points, one careful anchor point at a time. Now we have Illustrator CC, which reduces your dependence on the Pen tool in three important ways.
First, you can draw free-form outlines with the Pencil tool. Not only can you draw fluid arcs with next to no effort, but you can trust the pencil to render results that are every bit as smooth as those that you're used to achieving with the pen. Second, are the dynamic round corner controls. These permit you to round one or more corners anytime and to any degree you like. And because they work on a corner-by-corner basis, you can draw with them.
Third, Illustrator CC provides new ways to bend segments. The Anchor Point tool lets you bend straight segments, thereby inventing control handles on the fly. Illustrator CC has changed the fundamental way that you draw. Give me a few minutes of your time, and let me show you exactly how it works.